South Korea vows stern response if North keeps raising tensions

Reuters

Posted at Jun 16 2020 06:19 PM

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The joint liaison office in Kaesong Industrial Complex is seen in this undated file photo taken in 2018 and released on June 16, 2020. Yonhap via Reuters

SEOUL - South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesday it will respond sternly if North Korea continues to raise tensions after destroying a joint liaison office that was a symbol of inter-Korean reconciliation.

The destruction of the office "broke the expectations of all people who hope for the development of inter-Korean relations and lasting peace on the peninsula," deputy national security adviser Kim You-geun told a briefing.

"We're making clear that the North is entirely responsible for all the consequences this might cause," he said.